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Anticorruption

The Open Society Foundations are working to secure legal remedies for bribery, the theft of public assets, and money laundering arising from the exploitation of natural resources.

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Film Screening and Discussion—When “Do-Gooders” Do Harm

Last month, ProPublica broke a shocking exposé about sexual abuse in an American charity in Liberia. We will explore what happens when good intentions among NGOs collide with the realities of operating without accountability.

Voices
What Accountability Really Means  

No healthy civil society can exist without a foundation of public trust. Accountability Lab’s Blair Glencorse explains how his group is investing in the next generation of responsible, ethical, and devoted public servants.

Voices
Armenia’s Democratic Awakening Is a Warning to Authoritarians Everywhere

A nonviolent movement against Armenia’s longtime strongman ruler has convinced him to step down, opened a new chapter in the country’s political history, and sent a message to would-be autocrats throughout the world.

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How Disinformation Spreads: Social Media’s Impact on Italy’s Elections

Alexandre Alaphilippe from EU DisinfoLab and fact-checker David Puente discuss how civil society cooperation helped monitor and counter online disinformation during the elections.

Voices
Mexico’s Criminal Justice System Is Failing. It’s Time for a New Vision of Reform

Human rights advocates, as well as a diverse collection of artists and policymakers, are calling on the government to seek international support in order to reinvigorate a discredited justice system.

Report
Corruption that Kills: Why Mexico Needs an International Mechanism to Combat Impunity

This report argues Mexico needs an international response to investigate and prosecute atrocity crimes.